The Resource Robert Barnes Ware papers, 1944-2011
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- Papers, 1944-2011, of Dr. Robert Barnes Ware (1914-1944) of Amherst, Virginia, Battalion Surgeon in the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, who was killed in action at Normandy on 6 June 1944. Includes correspondence, reminiscences, biographical information, clippings and other published sources, registration certificate, list of officers in his unit, obituary, and photographs
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- Dr. Robert Barnes Ware was born in Amherst, Virginia in 1914. He was the son of Dr. Reuben B. Ware. Ware graduated from Amherst High School in 1933, and then enrolled at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginiai in 1940, and then accepted an internship at Lynchburg General Hospital. Dr. Ware married Martha Frances Wood. He volunteered for service at the outbreak of World War II, and was assigned to the 104th Medical Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division. Captain Ware was subsequently assigned as Battalion Surgeon for the 116th Infantry. He was killed in action at Normandy on 6 June 1944, and is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery at St. Laurent, France, overlooking Omaha Beach. Dr. Ware was posthumously awared the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for valor.
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